Burning Saltwater?

I found this article in class today, and thought it was pretty interesting. a scientist discovered that by exposing saltwater to radio waves, it weakens the bonds in the water, and the hydrogen can be burnt.http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/11/can-saltwater-be-burned-as-fuel/

Topic by its a lion 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


saltwater battery for R/C boat in saltwater? Answered

I Based it here:https://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Powered-Calculator/?ALLSTEPS  My plan is to put an exposed carbon electrode and an Aluminum Foil at the seawater while traveling to make it as the boat's battery  my problem is will I get Thousands of Volts that can be deadly or will i get just what I need  if the result is thousands of volts its the electric solution at some of the provinces here at the Philippines Thank you! -E

Question by crazy lazy man 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


RadioWaved NaH2O hydrogen generator for fuelcell Vanguard Citicar

I am vaporizing saltwater and beaming focused radio waves to free hydrogen atoms that are collected by a small "cyclone" style vacuum cleaner and fed into a fuel cell that produces energy to my Vanguard Citicar (1975 electric car), the wave producer, the vacuum, and the battery bank. It fricking works!

Topic by kimos 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Any one know the pros and cons of a salt water system for an aboveground pool? Answered

I have an above ground pool 16' by 4' and I need to know if I should or should not use a saltwater system. Things I need to know: Is it... cheaper (than a chlorine based system) easier (than a chlorine based system) how expensive the unit is a few specific brands to look at any other tips you guys have

Question by jj37 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Should I post? (Well, not exactly)

So, this really isn't whether or not I should post an iBle, but rather how many of you are interested in it. I'm using the saltwater etch tutorials here and am going to etch my iPod shuffle (2nd generation). The etch will say "iMake" and if all goes right, I should begin to etch sometime today or tomorrow. So, I'll try to take quality pictures and all, and if anyone happens to have any tips for me, they would be appreciated! ;-) Thanks!

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Why do oxygen escape quicker in freshwater that has salt added than in freshwater?

I where told to give my fish a saltbath (half a teespoon salt added to a cup-250ml freshwater and stirred till it desolves and then added your fish to the cup) as I noticed he has finrot. But my question to the petshop guy was when do I know to take the fish out of the saltwater again as it is a freshwater fish. His answer to me was, as soon as he comes to the surface gasping for air... He said as salt in freshwater lets oxygen escape quicker out of freshwater... But my question now is, but why?? Please help me to solve this....

Question by woepies 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Salt Water + PVC + Time = Jellly? Answered

A while back I had made a HHO generator or electrolysis device.  I had run it a little bit and then left it for about two months in a bucket because it had a small leak.  Salt crystallized on the outside some and when I opened it, there was a large glob of some milky white jelly like substance, any ideas?

Question by jj.inc 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I lower the water level in my pool without removing salt at the same time?

Every year to winterize my pool I lower the water level below the skimmer by pumping water out of the pool.  Since I switched to salt, this means I will be pumping about 120kg of salt out as well which I would like to save for economic and environmental reasons. How do I drop the water level but retain the salt in the remaining water in the pool? Reverse Osmosis? Large black tarp that will allow evaporation of the water and trap the salt? Get creative.

Question by derekmjenkins 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can saltwater be desalted by freezing it?

When putting the saltwater in the freezer for 12 hrs, will it make the concentration become lower than before?

Question by The Acid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Saltwater Etch question - Rubber

Hey y'all, I have another question related to etching my iPod. I took it apart, and now have the aluminum housing with a piece of rubber (latex?) connected to it (the buttons). Do y'all think that the saltwater or current would have any negative effects on it? Thanks!

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Free Energy... NOT From Saltwater!

This one's for Kiteman. Right after an independent cancer cure researcher in Ohio discovers that he can make saltwater burn, we get a story from the UK about a water heater with an efficiency of 250%-300%.The device seems to break the fundamental physical law that energy cannot be created from nothing - but researchers believe it taps into a previously unrecognised source of energy, stored at a sub-atomic level within the hydrogen atoms in water. The system - developed by scientists at a firm called Ecowatts in a nondescript laboratory on an industrial estate at Lancing, West Sussex - involves passing an electrical current through a mixture of water, potassium carbonate (otherwise known as potash) and a secret liquid catalyst, based on chrome. full story

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


which is colder, frozen saltwater or ice covered in salt?

Ice with salt added to it AFTER it froze will be very cold, but how about frozen saltwater will it be colder, warmer or just the same?

Question by nutsandbolts_64 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Watch water resistance? Answered

I recently got a new watch for my 18th birthday. On the back of it, it said "5 ATM". I looked it up, and supposedly it should be water resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet. However, all places I went to online said to only have it around sinks, "slight splashes", shallow water, and to not use it for snorkeling. I live near the ocean and would most likely use it for that; not for any real diving though. Shouldn't a 50 meter tested watch be able to handle a few feet of water, or is it because it's saltwater that it would not be able to?

Question by The Dark Lord 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Will Saltwater Ruin Cellphones/MP3 Players?

Ok im goin on a trip to Key West this weekend..gone be there all spring break! But the people im going with say no cellphones/mp3 players cause the saltwater/salty air could ruin them. I don't think its true, how would kids that live at the beach have cellphones? Oh and is there anything I can buy that has a USB connection at one end and a wall plug at the other? Like a cord? Thanks EDIT: OK the trip is over, and it was awsome!! I didnt take my phone on the boat...screw it. I survived too!

Question by Doveman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


saltwater system for above ground pools

What are the pros and cons of have a saltwater system for my above ground pool. I've been told the salt will corrode the sides and other metal components of the pool. Even had a retailer refuse to sell me a nice Hayward system. Any comments or validations?

Topic by makgdaddy 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Worlds Smallest Saltwater Reef Aquarium

These are aged systems that keep myriad coral reef organisms alive using a delicate balance of natural materials and very reduced manmade gear. They are like ecospheres, but to the 20th power. Compared to an advanced reef aquarium they are just as stable due to design features, and they bring marine science study into the home in a practical manner. There are no others in the world like these designs and they are easy to build but expensive to build as well. I hope you enjoy my invention now posted as an instructible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOsitYhihc

Topic by brandon429 9 years ago


How do I efficiently design an electrical system for an electrical motor run by saltwater fuel cells?

I am designing, building and testing an electrical system that runs off of saltwater and powers a buggy-like vehicle. My dilemma, is figuring out how to regulate the unsteady output of electrical energy into the electrical motor. I'm trying to figure out the most efficient type of electrical motor to use, only knowing I need 5 hp. How can I take the inconstant energy flow from the many energy cells, regulate a constant flow into the electric motor, and charge a separate battery with the excess energy, to be used in case of "emergency"?

Question by lhollar1223 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Sanding Laser Etchings and Saltwater Etching Through Anodization ?s

I own an iPod Shuffle, 2nd generation, silver. It is very plain, and I've recently been reading up on saltwater etching. I want to remove the standard Apple logo from the back and etch my own text (it will either be "iMake" or "iBles", I can't decide). I've come upon two roadblocks, so far, those being: can I sand laser etchings (the Apple Logo) off, and can I etch through the player's anodization, or would I need to sand that off? I don't really care if it doesn't turn out perfect, or looks like a total mess. It's not like I paid for the thing. Thanks for any help!

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Aquarium TV

I'm looking for an Instructable on how to turn an antique console television set into a fresh- or saltwater aquarium. Anyone know where I can find such a thing? TIA!

Question by sdhardie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


LM7805 voltage regulator output 4 volts?

I have a LM7805 voltage regulator hooked up to a saltwater battery that outputs 16 volts, and the output is either slightly above or below 4. When I wire it to a 9v battery, it outputs a steady 4.98, but still will not power a USB port

Question by D5quar3 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Epoxy vs resorcinol or other adhesives for boat building

I've been a big fan of epoxy for a long time. It's been recommended to me as the best glue ever, and lately as a great/durable coating to be used like paint. It's so popular that companies are starting to market things as epoxies that might be related but, really are something else. FYI anything sold as a "one part epoxy" is not an epoxy at all. it's something else. Epoxies must be 2 part.My father started building wooden model sailboat, and wanted to use Resorcinol. What?? Never heard of it. can't be good. must be toxic. use epoxy, Dad. Lately, I've heard differently, with some caveats.This was mentioned on www.woodenboat.com forums:http://www.cpadhesives.com/media/ClassicBoatAppendix.pdfThe upshot is that epoxy bond strength weakens dramatically with exposure to heat or (maybe?) saltwater or UV light. Additionally, epoxy's bond is not as fatigue resistant as wood. So using it as a structural bond is questionable. Using it in hot (120F+) environments is questionable. Using it in saltwater environments is questionable.Since boats sit in the sun, tend to flex, and are often exposed to saltwater, how can we possibly use epoxies in long term situations.I had to search hard to find any info on Resorcinol, but it's cheaper, supposedly lasts longer. But, as far as I can tell, it's really hard to find. Comments?

Topic by danlocks 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Rugged motors?

Does anybody know of a source of motors that are rugged enough to survive long-term* on the surf-line of a beach?  They wouldn't need to survive flying rocks, but saltwater and sand proof would be good. The plan is to use them in reverse, as generators, so DC is preferable. *In the first instance, "long term" means "more than half an hour".

Question by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how can i stop my aquarium from geting cloudy i have a saltwater reef aquarium its new. i set it up like 6 moth ago?...

I don't know how it got cloudy but when i started was clear i had no livestock in the tank after the tank was runing time it needed i tested water it was ok but wen i add the livestock it cloudy over night how can that happen?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I need your opinion....

Ok, so I am within about a day of etching my iPod via saltwater. I am going to attempt to just let the clip (backside) of it rest in the water, using contact paper to guard against water damage to my circuit board. That is one option. The other is to remove the circuit from my iPod, leaving just the case. I've never done this, but have a guide. Do you think it'd be worth it to dismantle the player? Any, and I do mean any, suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I have an above ground pool. I want to buld a saltwater chlorine generator. Does anyone have plans for such a device??

I want to build a salt water chlorine generator for a 16 x 24 above ground pool. I am reasonably mechanical inclined and would appreciate any input from someone who has designed and successfully used such a generator. I currently have a sand filter system cleaning my pool and use large amounts of chemicals. I am a recycler and a green person who does not like to pollute or swim in chemicals. This salt water system sounds like a good idea. lets collaborate.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Confused about making iron oxide? Answered

I am making some iron oxide using the method with the 9 volt and nail in saltwater. Im a little confused however in all the thermite instuctables it says that the wire that bubbles the most is the positve wire. When i connect the (what the battery says) is positive to the nails and insert the negative into the water it seems like more bubbles are kinda comming off the stripped negative wire. The water is turning a little green(update-its not to green anymore) There is brown stuff floating at the top of the water.which doesnt burn my skin and smells like metal. I am using copper wire. Any suggestions?

Question by The Red Button 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Why wont my arc rise on my jacobs ladder?!?!?

Ive been fiddling around with high voltage for a while now and ive been working on a jacobs ladder. The unit consists on a 600v .75a digital ballast, and a flyback transformer. I got it to climb but the arc was very weak. So i did some reading and made a saltwater capacitor for it. I hooked it up for the HV + - out then to the wires. Now i have CRAZY loud arcs but it wont rise, it just sits their and is really bright. Am i just not getting the gap right or what? Any ideas would be awesome! Getting a little frustrated....

Question by sjameson1234 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I create a two-way internet video connection with remote control of an arduino controlled single servo motor?

Hi! I'm trying to develop a project idea that will enable me to connect to my home while I'm away to feed my saltwater fish. I want to be able to establish a two way live video connection and also be able to control a remote device using an arduino controlled servo motor that will deliver the food with a push of a button or click of a mouse. I'd like to be able to use my smart phone or PC to view and control the device. I have a Nexus 7 tablet at home that I plan to use to connect to the arduino to deliver the food and to see the fish tank. Any detailed input on how I can pursue this would be really appreciated. I am a newbie and need some expert advice. :-) Thanks for your help!

Question by chris99223 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Homemade EEG or Substitute

I have a quick question for anyone who can help. I'm trying to build the project here (http://www.hammacher.com/Product/76966?source=FROOGLE) and I plan to enter it into a couple of contests (Please don't steal it!). My question is about the headset shown in the picture. The site claims it is similar to EEG technology.  What materials do you think would be necessary to build this? It looks relatively simple in the picture. I've already done some research, and I found (http://openeeg.sourceforge.net/buildeeg/electrodes.php) a DIY site saying how to make one type of EEG headset. However, I would like to try to build this in a way that didn't require a big liquid saltwater solution or messy conductive gel. Any suggestions? PS. I'd like to apologize for my poorly formatted topic. I've been having a little bit of trouble getting links and photo uploads to work properly, and I suspect this has more to do with my computer than the new editor.

Topic by Gjdj3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do i stop freshwater turtles eating my bait when fishing? Answered

Hi, I recently discovered a creek running past woolworths in sarina, becomes extremely large and ive deduced it holds sufficiently large and quanitity enough fish for fishing. I went there last week using raw chicken as bait, being as it catches essentially everything everywhere, and i got an extremely big bite, which would have likely have been something like a perch or maybe even a barramundi, its possible given the creek does eventually turn to saltwater. however, i found it to be a big nuiscance, because i was constantly reeling in turtles! a nuiscance because if i left the bait in one place for more than 5 minutes a turtle would gobble it down, fortunately i was able to remove the hooks on all the turtles, but it was still anoying, because turtles arent fish. How do i fish in a way in which i minimize, or considerably lower the likelyhood of catching turtles, whilst bait fishing? ideally ide like to keep suing chicken as its cheap and just works everwhere.

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Thoughts on this method to heat my pool? Answered

So, I have an intex easy-set 12' pool. We have finally leveled the ground and re-filled it and it works great. I live in Texas the swim season is pretty long already. I have this all rigged up with a bungee cord tether so I can swim in place for exercise. I dug out the center to give me another foot depth where I needed it. I also have a solar cover and the entire thing is covered by an elevated parachute tent for shade/wind block. (Also modesty). For now the water warms up significantly enough by about 10 am without much heat loss at night. I have thought long an hard and this is what I have come up with to heat it during the colder months. I can build a typical solar collector with hoses and hook it to either my saltwater sand pool pump or the cheapy pool pump it came with (which would be better?) then put it on top of a metal roof piece in the yard slightly elevated from rain water, then attach radiant floor heating mats underneath it. I am hoping this would provide a boost of heat on less sunny days or when it is significantly cold, like December. With a much cheaper energy bill. I am guessing I will need to insulate the heating things a bit or something. Feel free to suggest anything. I am just kinda in plan mode atm.

Question by HidiousTak 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


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Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


9kV 50mA tesla coil NST question. Why does the circuit breaker in my home trip when i plug in my NST?

Please someone help, this is my first tesla coil project, my setup: 230VAC 50Hz input ricci 9000v 50ma NST with a built in GFI (ground fault interrupter) but i bypassed the gfi succesfully .see pics safety gap  7,5 cm diameter pvc secondary 1000 turns #24 magnetwire (0,5mm) secondary 10 turns 8mm copper pipe primary (tapped at 7 turns) saltwater capacitor 16 green beer bottles in a bucket with a capacitance of 0,0122 uF or 12,2 nF (thegeekgroup bucket cap) static spark gap 28mm diameter stainless steel spheres as electrodes with oven fan (temporary, i am building a hyperbaric gap) 10cmx27,5cm aluminum toroid topload with a brass screw as breakout point RF ground aluminum rod 1,2 meter  When i tested the coil for the first time the spark gap was set on 6mm and i got 20cm or 8inch streamers without breakout point but the gfi on my nst tripped after a few seconds. i didn't know there was a built in gfi on my nst so i fooled around with my spark gap and safety gap and the tapping point on the primary hoping to get better performance. after a few runs the gfi started to trip very fast and i could only run the coil with the spark gap set on max 2mm, any bigger then that would trip the gfi on the nst. so i found out that it had a gfi and i bypassed it with thick wire. Then when i ran the nst i got the exact same thing but with my circuit breaker in my home. i have made a video on youtube that shows the problem here is the link: (please help) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piH44ohowyE please anyone help me! Any help or suggestion is very welkom!

Question by colinbarnes 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago